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of this advertising. right now on fox 50, a court appearance for a driver suspected in a hit and run involving two bicyclists. what witnesses say he did after plus, the gloves come off in the last gubernatorial debate before election day. the post-debate reaction you didn't see last night. and the countdown to the final presidential debate. the game plan trump is making for tonight. thank you for joining us on this very warm morning. i'm lena tillett. >> and i'm bill leslie. it's warm out there.
closings because of matthew's impact. >> the full list is scrolling at the bottom of your screen and on wral.com. mike, how long will it be this hot? it looks like it will be the warmest day of the week today, lena. and a warm day thursday but we have changes going through friday and the weekend, and we'll detail those for you in the 7-day forecast in about 15 right now, not feeling fall like. we have upper 50s to low 60s. 64 for rocky mount and 63 at the tv station in raleigh. as we take a look at the areaings further south, 63 in erwin and 64 in fayetteville and southern pines. goldsboro checking in at 65. the satellite and radar look quiet, and a couple of showers
much dissipating. a couple of fair weather clouds popping up yesterday and sunshine as well. but as we look at the planner for today, we have clear skies and 63 degrees. 80 by lunchtime and 4:00 or 5:00, 86, and a couple of fair weather clouds. brian? 7:02, mike, and we have problems on the wake county, 64 westbound before you get to roseville road interchange, leaving zebulon to knightdale. taking a look at the camera, you can see the slow down there is. we have a shoulder blocked a little while ago with police activity. the delay persist. the ride from 96 out to 64 business will take you about 18 minutes this morning. so you might consider using 97
zebulon and wendell. the backups on 440 westbound primarily due to congestion at the clayton bypass and extend to business 70 and maybe towards the jones sausage road interchange with delays before you get to 42. consider using 70 business as an alternate route. once you get beyond that, looks good to the fortify work zone and 40 westbound. durham, 85 is looking good in both directions and i-40 looking good on the south side. also looking good at 15-501 between durham and chapel hill. and 540 westbound delay free from capital boulevard to i-40. back to you. >> thank you, brian. a man accused of a hit and
>> we first reported this yesterday morning. mikaya thurmond is live outside the justice center with what we have learned since then. mikaya? >> reporter: a morrisville man was charged with two counts of hit and run. 33-year-old christopher moore was arrested after witnesses identified his vehicle. authoritiessay two cyclists were pedaling with two others on high house road when they were one of the victims was 55-year- old ginny davis and the other, lori cove see in an interview with 5 on your side. both seriously injured and taken to the hospital. the driver drove with a bike in his windshield, stopped, discarded it, and took off.
bill and lena? >> mikaya, thank you. officers were responding to a shooting on wiggins street. they found a man shot to death but have not released his name. a picture appears to show coal ash in the river in wayne county at the hf lee power plant. duke energy said that the substance is not coal ash but byproduct of the coal-burning power plant. the department of environmental quality determined that some coal ash leaked but inspectors determined that the inactive basin was safe. the raleigh city council provided matching funds to provide body cameras. a $600,000 grant was received from the department of justice to finance them and the city
for $1.2 million. the police department started testing the cameras this week. the candidates for north carolina's highest office got testy during the final debate last night, the one that was hosted by wral. >> the three men touched on a wide range of issues including the economy, coal ash, and, of course, house bill 2. >> this is one of the reasons why house bill 2 has been pointed out discriminatory laws in the country and why we are suffering such economic damage. >> if you agree to take out the gender identity and gender expression including access to schools, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers i will support a bipartisan effort to make sure we descrim
>> i keep hearing people do not want boys rl bathroom. >> it turned especially testy when governor mccrory accused roy cooper of taking money for a campaign >> reporter: bill and lean a they continued microphone on? no, it's on. >> i have said so much about it. why don't we move on? it's not the most important subject in north carolina.
it clearly. i think i educated the media some. i don't think my opponent or the media even knew about the charlotte ordinance. >> it hurt our economy and writes discrimination into the law and i'm going to keep fighting it. i think it will be important the future of r state that the next governor work it out so that we fix it and fix north carolina's brand across this country and that we tell the rest of the country that north carolina is open for business again for everyone. entire debate on wral.com and a post-debate discussion hosted by david crabtree, laura leslie, and mark binker. coming up in our 8:00 hour on fox 50, we'll get more from the candidate that is prompted for mccrory to call for cooper's immediate resignation as
coming up, the candidates fighting to keep issues out of the headlines. and vw fights to put the cheating scandal in the rear view. dema there is no limit to what every
student in north carolina not when we're 44th in per student funding. we should not ask for more money from you. he gave tax breaks to those at the top while raising taxes 67 ways on the middle class. it's time to polish up our brand and once more say, "come check out north carolina." hb2 costing us thousands of jobs.
where toafnt -- tonight, all bets are off. >> reporter: volunteers working the phones at hillary clinton's nevada headquarters. >> voting in three weeks. is there anything we can talk about? >> reporter: confidence in their candidate but some anxious with the debate. >> one little thing can go wrong and that's all people remember. >> reporter: donald trump claims that the media is more focused on sexual allegations against him than e-mails. >> the press has created a rigged system and poisoned the minds of the voters. >> i advise mr. trump to stop whining and try and make a case to get votes. >> reporter: the president's half-mother, malik is attending tonight, a trump supporter and
meg whitman who is now backing clinton. trump's game plan is to go after clinton's record and look smart studying policy. >> he will come out swinging. >> reporter: he'll be on the left and she'll be on the right with millions of undecided voters still in the middle. tracie potts, nbc news, tim kaine will be in asheville today and tomorrow, he will number charlotte followed by a rally in durham for the north carolina central library bowl. trump running mate mike pence held a rally in fayetteville and touched on foreign policy and homeland security and the future of the supreme court and visited the gop headquarters in orange county still cleaning up after
north carolina used to make education a priority. we all understood the importance of having good schools. but pat mccrory seems more interested in giving tax cuts to millionaires. ng per student. drop-out rates have gone up for the first time in 8 years. we're 41st in how much we pay our teachers. there
is a textbook shortage. and pat mccrory has cut 3,000 teaching assistants from the early grades. he may have given tax cuts to millionaires,
summer humidity that we get here but noticeable and unusual for this time of year. we'll talk about the temperatures in just a second. we've been following the rivers which, of course, has been going down and lowest to the east along the river basins. we'll update you quickly on a couple of stages along the way. on the tar river over at tarboro we're at 19.4 feet and the flood stage is and tell likely drop below flood stage. green fill, 19 feet is the current rating and 13 is the flood stage. it looks like it will probably take until tomorrow sometime until maybe later in the day before it qz to flood stage. the neuse river in goldsboro, 16.2 feet is the reading and
and in kinston, 23.2 feet and flood stage 14. so tell take until probably sunday to drop below flood rage. and a look at the raleigh skycam at the fairgrounds. things are pretty quiet out there. a lot of us are seeing clear skies to start the day, 63, and the dew point at 61 and may be in the lower to mid-60s for humidity to go with the warm temperatures. our pressure at 30.06 and our temperatures on the warm side, 59 at roxboro and 63 degrees in the erwin area. the satellite and radar showing a couple of showers offshore yesterday. those have mostly fizzled out or drifted to the east. otherwise, it's pretty quiet as high pressure centered off the atlantic to the northeast and the ridge is back in north and south carolina, and we're just on the north side of it with a
we have a frontal boundary that has stalled and it will be stuck there for a while and a deepening upper level trough will push this across north carolina on friday and give us a chance of rain as we finish out the week. today, things will be quiet. we don't expect rain across the region. high pressure with a lot of sunshine and maybe a couple of fair weather clouds here and there. and overnight tonight, we stick with fair skies for the most part, a couple of fair weather clouds possible, a mixture of sunshine and the scattered cumulus clouds, mostly sunny to partly cloudy and then on friday, a cold front coming in and will be moving across the area late morning into the midday hours and it should bring a band or two of scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm in places, a 40% chance. today, a high of 86 and very warm and normal highs in the low 70s. if you are heading to the fair,
evening, and 74. a high of 71 for football friday and most of the rain associated with the front should have moved out. partly cloudy at 7:00 and down to 60 and breezy by 10:00, mainly clear and 53, and over the weekend, cool and breezy with a high of 60or saturday and 66 on sunday with sun and sunday, lows with the upper traffic. mike, we had delays earlier on 64 westbound heading away from zebulon to the roseville road interchange towards knightdale and raleigh. had the shoulder blocked for a while and now it's cleared up. however as we take a look at the live commute map we have residual back unions closer to zebulon. it's not quite wide open but steady improvements.
side of raleigh blocking the right and left lanes of 440 westbound at new bern avenue. hard to see it there but there is an ambulance and d.o.t. trucks. we have one right lane open on 440 and take a look at the delays in advance of the knightdale pass interchange to brentwood and because of the backups on 440, we are seeing delays on inbound knightdale bypass beginning around new minutes this morning. a crash in north raleigh on calvary drive on the new hope church road and the west side of raleigh, an accident glenwood avenue not far from 540. in durham, major routes are all clear and no accidents to report. back to you. >> bring -- brian, thank you. there is a meeting in california for self-driving cars.
regulations to prevent autonomous carmakers to remove the steering wheel and pedals. criticssay that they are pushing to have people embrace the technology that is still in a testing phase. a group of angry volkswagen owners are part of a focal minority that objected to a deal as hundreds of thousands of others signed up for payment. theysay that the $10 billion settlement does not adequately compensate them. full purchase price of his car and part of his registration fee. a federal judge could decide the case next week. airlines could be required to refund fees when checked bags are substantially delayed under new rules announced by the transportation department. the airlines are required to refund fees for bags that are lost already and this rule goes a step further. one rule forces airlines to
operated by regional carriers. under another rule, oin line ticketing services would not be allowed to favor one line over other. travelers can bring their phones to tables like this one at reagan national airport in washington, d.c., and exchange their samsung note 7. airport offi handful of phones have been turned in. creepy clowns are creeping people out this halloween after several incidents. dozens of copycats have posted on social media. officialssay there have been could seens of pranks. officialssay they are taking any and all clown-related
7:betweens. i'll bill leslie. top stories now. a man accused of hitting two bicyclists and leaving the scene is due in court today. 33-year-old christopher moore is charged with hit and run in cary monday night. two women were seriously injured and at last check were still in the hospital. democratic vice presidential nominee tim kaine will attend an early vote rally in asheville this afternoon and
tomorrow. hot weather today and feels like summer, mike. it is warm, bill, and it will be humid going along with the heat and we are starting off fairly warm, 59 in roxboro and 63 in raleigh and erwin and 64 for southern pines and fayetteville. as we head through the course of the day, you can see we're starting out without much in the way of cloud cover on the satellite and radar. lunchtime, mostly sunny or we start out i should degrees and clear skies. lunchtime, sunny and up to 80. later in the afternoon, we're topping out at 86. over to brian for a look at traffic. 7:27, mike, and an accident on 440 westbound right around the new bern avenue interchange. we had two lanes blocked a while ago and now, the accident has been moved over to the right shoulder. scoot over into the? and left lanes if you can and
we are seeing delays on 440 westbound at the pool road interchange and we are seeing big ramp delays on inbound knightdale bypass for stalled traffic. give yourself extra time there. otherwise, major routes look typical for a wednesday morning. back to you. >> brian, thank you very much. coming up, a report on mikaya
thurmond on the death of
welcome back. the time is 7:30. a raleigh man charged in the death of a 10-month-old girl has his first court appearance today. >> she was found dead in an apartment on sunday night. mikaya thurmond has mikaya? report er: lena and bill, police responded to a home in raleigh and found a 10-month- old girl dead, her kidney and liver lacerated. authorities have not said how the baby was injured but police arrested the man caring for the child at the time. 20-year-old marcus alston is charged with felony child abuse and murder. reports show he is the boyfriend of the child's mother.
contact with the infant's family and alston is held without bond. the court appearance is scheduled for later today. >> mikaya thurmond, thank you for the live report. a former daycare worker in raleigh is charged with child abuse after being caught on camera last week mishandling a 1-year-old, an update to a story we told you about on monday. tracey stallings was charged with 1 count of misdemeanor child abuse, and they could be changed if it was found that the child was injured under arrest incident. stallings was allowed back in the classroom the day after the footage was discovered. residents in 36 counties
the deadline was extended because of matthew. fema will talk about how people impacted by flooding can apply for help today. classes resume for students at vernon malone career college today even though the school under repair. the 9th and tenth graders will be relocated to wake forest and juniors d in four locations to maintain their coursework in wake tech. water was seen pouring out of the doors and cafeteria, all damaged. inspectors are looking at damage but it's not clear when the repairs will be complete. there are still districts that remain closed because of matthew's impact. let's take a look. wayne and robeson county schools closed and edgecombe
optional teacher workday. the full list is scrolling at the bottom of your screen and on wral.com. people living in princeville don't know when they will be allowed to go back and check on their homes. while escorted by the national guard, they walked hand in hand as a sign of unity. hurricane floyd also devastated the town in 1999. but it's still not safe to return. the national guard has been pumping water back into the tar river for the past four days. officialssay they must inspect the roads and buildings once the water is gone to make sure it's safe to return. residents evacuated from the wood lake dam in moore county are back. the dam did not breach but the scare forced hundreds from their home. this is the view of the dam from sky 5 and it forced a huge
club. part of the spillway crumbled under the force of water. about 150 people who lived downstream were told to leave their homes as a precaution. an engineering firm is putting together a plan to make sure it's repaired. >> good news that we have had such sunny weather that it's not contributing to the flooding, mike. that's right. we haven't had any more rain across the region and it probably won't be until and even that, it should be maybe a tenthe of an inch. we have clear skies on the tall tower cam this morning and in spite of the clear skies, we haven't cleared off that much. the lows in the lower 50 bus a lot of us in the upper 50s and low 60s starting off this wednesday. apex, 63. and town by town, rocky mount,
and around the garner area, 63 to start the day. as we head out to the bus stop, looks like temperatures will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s, not especially cool and we're clear in many areas. coming home this afternoon, the heating of the day may bring a few puffy fair weather clouds. otherwise, sunshine and blue sky and the high of 86, not far from the record and a little bit humid to go with that as well. now over to brian for traffic. 7:35, mike, and a fresh knees durham on the southbound side of the durham freeway. a truck is blocking the right lane and narrowing the left lane and is really backing things up from downtown into the west side of durham. we'll zoom in and show you the latest on the sensor map. the delays begin at erwin and continue all the way down. and if you are trying to get to downtown the best alternate
head south into downtown. going straight through downtown, there are no good alternate routes. you may have to consider getting along of main street and pick up maybe from alston or fayetteville road. we'll let you know how that changes. on the east side of raleigh, similar problems with an accident causing major delays 440 westbound with a at new bern. everything has been moved over to the right shoulder but we have big delays beginning in advance of poole road out to new bern and notice because of the backed up traffic on 440 westbound, we are seeing westbound ramp delay on the knightdale bypass away from 540 towards 440, and the backups begin around the 540 interchange through new hope to
extra time. you might consider 64 business. in zebulon, we had an earlier incident that blocked the shoulder of edge month before roseville. but that cleared up, and we are seeing the residual delays improving nicely. still, give yourself a few extra minutes. bill? >> brian, thank you very much. today, the military will be front and center on the midway >> the activities lined up to show them appreciation and we'll talk with a vendor behind lumpy's ice cream. >> lumpy's, and the app that could revolutionize the search for an open parking spot on a busy street in raleigh.
we are gearing up for day 7 at the state fair and today is military appreciation day. we honor our troops at fort bragg, camp lejeune and the national guard who are still deployed in eastern north carolina in hurricane matthew. currently, there are still more than 900 troops deployed in lumberton, princeville, farmville, and golds goldsboro and are assisting the d.o.t. and are pumping millions of gallons of water out of princeville. the parade starts at 11:00 in the carnival midway and will makes its way through city land
the stage at noon, 4:00, and 6:00, and there will be an historical military uniform fashion show as well, and of course, kids can get up close to abrams main battle tank, a bradley fighting vehicle and a rocket system and mini c-130 130 aircraft. s it does, lena, and the vendors are hoping that you line up for special treats. joining us this morning is lumpy's ice cream's buck buchanan. and buck, i know you have been to the fair a bunch of times, around 15 years and this is your 14th year at the fair? >> that's correct. we're always in the same spot in the got to be nc tent where you can find everything nc.
flavor just for the state fair. >> yes, sir. every year we do a brand new flavor always made from north carolina products, and this year, it's a pecan by sundae. >> oh, that sounds good. >> with fresh caramelized pecans and buttered rum caramel. >> oh, my gosh. those are all my weaknesses, buck. where can i find this? >> again in the got to tent just outside the scott building, gate 11. >> all right. i know you are supporting this flood recovery effort. >> yes, sir. we do all we can, and part of what we do at the got to be nc is support north carolina products. so, you know, a lot of of the people down there affected by the floods are the farmers. the best way to support them is come by. >> all right. that looks like great ice cream right there, and i notice you
i know buchanan is a good scottish name. >> yes, sir. >> if i had known you were going to wear yours, i would have worn mine. >> we will have a who's got the best leg contest. [laughter] >> who has the lumpy knees? [laughter] i hear renee laughing back there. you only have until sunday to get a taste of lumpy's new ice cream flavor. sounds great. >> thank you, sir. lena, back to you. >> we'll battle over who get fiddles and banjos are sweet music to ears
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when i saw the attacks on roy cooper about the crime lab, i had to come forward. those ads are not true. i'm a survivor of sexual assault. it was mr. cooper who supported me when we went to the state legislature to get more funding for rape kits. and even after he fixed the problems in the crime lab, he's been there for me time after time ever since. good man.
i'm intrigued by that view of grandfather mountain. >> a nice sky. >> that grandfather? >> it looks like they have the orographic cloud over the mountain, cools it some and make its look smooth. >> i thought i saw a body of water in there somewhere. that's why if threw me off. >> i didn't make that out, but the sun, lightening up the angle. and we'll take a look at what we have, a lot of sunshine and temperatures are fairly mild for this time of year and this
63 at the station in raleigh and only a degree or two different in most areas. 59 at wake forest and 59 in roxboro as well. 63 at the raleigh-durham airport and erwin and 64 for fayetteville and rocky mount wilson area and what happened yesterday, on tuesday, we topped out at 64 at the airport. at the time that happened, our dew point was about 64. and it looks like over the next couple days our temperatures today, 86 and the dew point at 64 and feels humid with that 66 on the humidity tomorrow for the dew point and 83. so it feels warm and humid and summer like and things change with a frontal boundary on friday. the high on friday, 71 or so and dew points falling into the low 60s and probably through the 50s in the afternoon as the front goes by. by saturday, a high of only 60,
the dew point on saturday afternoon only about 37. so big changes coming with the frontal boundary in the next couple days. of the front to the northwest right now and we have high pressure over the area that should leave us with fair skies today. that's what we have right now, a couple of fair weather clouds as we go through the day with a swirl of low pressure northeast of the bahamas and an 80% chance that becomes a tropical cyclone drifting to the northwest and west an to the northeast and staying in between the united states and bermuda, hopefully, not striking either 1 and probably becoming wrapped up with an upper level trough offshore later in the week we're under a big upper level ridge right now, very warm air over the southeastern united states, one front northwest of us, and a second front will drop temperatures over the northern plains. the upper trough and front will come into western north
crossing the state state friday afternoon and the air will moderate saturday and monday of next week. by then, probably back up into the 70s but ups and downs in the forecast. 80 at lunchtime and a high of 86, mostly sunny skies and mainly clear this evening and 64 and mild then. 62, the low later tonight and tomorrow's high, 83. 71 the chance of a thew few showers mainly late morning and in the afternoon and football friday, partly cloudy and most of us dry, 60 degrees and falling into the 50s later, and blustery on saturday, a high of 60 degrees and we could fall into the 30s on sunday morning and maybe frost in spots in the outlying areas, warming to 66 on sunday afternoon. brian's here now with what
durham. mike, here at 7:50, downtown durham, an incident, maybe a disabled talk, hard to tell blocking the right lane and left lane blocking the durham freeway at mangum street. the southbound delays begin back to i-85. you can see the red line through downtown. by the time you get to alston avenue, traffic is moving along pretty well. but there will be if you were trying to get through downtown, use 85 at roxboro as an alternate. trying to go through downtown durham to rtp, not many good options. it would almost be smart to take the 15-501 to 540. an earlier crash is on the right shoulder, 440 westbound at new bern. big delays from poole road and
and ramp delays on the westbound side of the knightdale bypass from 540 towards 440. yet again i think this is the third delay at apex beginning at 540 as they did yesterday and a slow ride up to tryon and delays 55 westbound leaving holly springs. back to you. >> thank you, brian. the records in visitors and spending, 217,000 people attended generating $11.5 million in direct visitor spending, not counting extra money locals may have spent attending shows and events. a new program to make parking easier in the hillsborough street parking. you can download an app and pay for a parking spot with a debit or credit card.
monitor your time, extend the time if you want. the parking app is free. renee's here to tell us what's trending this morning. the obamas hosted their last state dinner in the white house in honor of italy's prime minister and social media is buzzing over the first lady's dress and other details. michelle floor-length rose gold down from versace. everything was big or bigger with nearly 400 people on the guest list including many celebrities, lawmakers, and notable italian americans.
mariah carey sang, so that is the 14th state dinner. >> i think we will miss michelle beam an's fashion. we always want to see what is she wearing. >> exactly. >> she always has a designer in tune with the cause or event. she looks great. >> yeah. and halloweena around the corn candy state by state. guess what north carolina's is. you saw that, butterfinger. >> butter finger? >> yep, and the candy that pulled the highest overall
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the time is 7:56. i'm lena tillett. let's get straight over to brian shrader. a lot of issues. absolutely, in downtown durham. the delays at mangum back to the red line here. getting there will be tough this morning. if you are heading downtown, use 85 northbound to roxboro street and head into downtown. if you are trying to get to rtc, it's a slow ride.
bern causing those accidents at pool road and heavy delays westbound knightdale bypass and apex, third morning in a row this week with delays at 540. back to you. a 20-year-old raleigh man is due in court to face a murder charge in the death of a baby girl. marcus alston was arrested after responding to a she died. she is reportedly the mother of the baby. and our storm relief phone bank is still here raising over $200,000 for flood relief. mike? thank you, lean a we'll take a look at some of the temperatures as we kickoff the day, generally upper 50s to low 60s.
the crash and the charges he faces. plus, the gloves come off in the last gubernatorial debate before election day. the post-debate reaction you did not see last night. and countdown to the final presidential debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. the claims trump is making and his game plan for tonight. thank you for joining us. i'm lena till neat tillet. >> and i'm renee chou, and here is a list at the school closures. >> we have a full list at the bottom of the screen and on wral. a man accused of hitting two women on bikes is due in court today. >> the incident happened on monday night and we first reported it yesterday morning. mikaya thurmond has more. >> reporter: lena and renee, a